The Martian opened recently opened on October 2nd with amazing critical appraise. Including Rolling Stone saying, “You won’t find a space epic that’s more fun to geek out at than The Martian”. It has grossed over $300 million at the box office. The film has an all-star cast with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, and Kristen Wiig. The film is directed by acclaimed science-fiction director Ridley Scott with such notable works as: Alien, Blade Runner, and Prometheus. The producer of the film Simon Kinberg developed the movie after the novel was dropped by 20th Century Fox back in March of 2013. Drew Goddard was the first attached to the picture but couldn’t move it forward. He was replaced by Scott. Then Damon accepted the main role and the movie was given a green light. The filming began in November of 2014 and ended on the seventieth day. There was… read more →
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of the Mad Max franchise. However, this one is written, directed, and produced by George Miller. The movie takes place on a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland where water and gasoline are hard to find. The main character is Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) who joins a revolt against the cult leader Immortan Joe, played by Hugh Keays-Byrne. This revolt is lead by Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). Together, these characters create a large, lengthy road battle. The development started in 1997 and took many years. The first attempt to shoot the film was in 2001 but the September 11th attacks placed it on hold. Mel Gibson was reprise his role but after the filming stopped in 2003, he had quite. So, Tom Hardy was cast in 2010 but the main photography didn’t occur until 2012. The film finished shooting in late that same year. Olson… read more →
The film Everest debut on September 18, 2015 in America. This 3D disaster adventure and thriller has an all-star cast consisting of Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. It is directed by Baltasar Kormákuropened at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 2nd. The movie is based on the true events of 10–11 May 1996 Everest disaster. There were two expedition groups led by Scott Fischer and Rob Hall. These two guides made several survival attempts but all-together there were 12 deaths, making it one of the most tragic days on the mountain. However, there was an avalanche in 2014 that killed 16 people and the Nepal earthquake of 2015 that killed 18. The disaster of 1996 brought world-wide attention to the dangers and commercialization of the mountain. Some of the climbers went on to write about these experiences which later influenced… read more →
Straight Outta Compton is a movie based on the true story of famed rappers Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. The film was directed by F. Gary Gray and stars Paul Giamatti, Corey Hawkins, and O’Shea Jackson Jr. There are some commotion surrounding the film. In the seven days of filming, a drive-by-shooting occurred toward the crew and cast. Although, they were not hurt, it hit the media. Then on January 29th, there was another incident but as a hit-and-run that left one man dead and another in critical condition. Terry Carter, the co-founder of Heavyweight Records was killed. Cle Sloan suffered from head injuries and a damaged foot. This made the second death on the film. In spite of all of the turmoil, the movie had positive success. The film released on August 14, 2015 and was well received by the critics. It has grossed… read more →
CinemaCon once again took place in Las Vegas from the 19th to the 23rd of April. It is the world’s largest trade show geared towards the theater picture owner. One can find the most recent advances in and products and equipment. There were over five hundred booths and twelve demonstration locations. Located at the Conference Center of the famed Ceesars Palace, CinemaCon is the perfect place to house the movie industry for one week in April. Two leading companies are the partners this year. They are NAC (National Association of Concessonaires) and ICTA (International Cinema Technology Association). Olson Visual was proud to sponsor the event. They placed graphics all over the place including: elevators, floors, walls, escalators, etc. Check out these images of their amazing work.
Check out this amazing video of our installation of the movie Minions. The new movie Minions was released on June 11,2015 and stars Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, and Geoffrey Rush. Steve Carell is also in a bit part as the young Gru. It is a spin-off of the Despicable Me films but this film focuses on the Minions themselves and how they have always been service to history’s villains.
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation is the fifth installment in the series of films. Tom Cruise is once again the star who plays Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent. The film is an action-packed ride with excellent stunts including the opening act where Tom Cruises holds onto a plane while it is taking off. There was never a dull minute from start to end so this movie is highly recommended. The film opened July 31, 2015 with both critical and commercial success and $55.5 million at the U.S. box office. Here are some great shots of Olson Visual graphics including the Burbank theatre, where they managed to perfectly wrap the cone-style columns. OV created a fantastic window graphic outside the Irvine cinemas. The company also, made a banner with a nice cut-out, which allowed the graphic to follow the roof architecture at the Universal City Walk Theatres. … read more →
Trainwreck is a new film by the directer, Judd Apataw and stars the writer herself, Amy Schumer. It also includes Tilda Swinton and other cast. The movie is about a commitment-phobe that is successful in her career but not in relationships. She meets a man that is perfect but she might be holding herself back from her fears of commiting to a relationship. The film will release July 18th. Check out these images from numerous installations that we did at Valencia, Burbank, and the Irvine Spectrum.
Harvey Beaks is a Nickelodeon series that started this year. The characters are birds and together, they seek mischief and an adventure in a magical forest. Check out Olson Visuals large and colorful wall graphic.